October 30, 2011 What's
on this week at Burnham-On-Sea's Ritz Cinema
film enthusiast Molly Harding, who was last year nominated for
the national award 'Young Film Critic of the Year', reviews Johnny
English Reborn and Tintin: The secret of the Unicorn
which is now showing at Burnham's Ritz Cinema in Victoria Street
Johnny English Reborn (PG)
After a spectacularly failed mission in Mozambique, Johnny English
retreats to a Tibetan monastery where he receives a call from
MI7 re instating him to help stop the killing of the Chinese Premier
and leading him to find a conspiracy much closer to home.
Returning eight years after the first film, English is
back for much of the same of his comedic and calamitous antics.
The plot may be vague but with lines such as these: English: So
there's a vole in MI7? Tucker: No there's a mole.
English: So there's a vole, and a mole? there is much
I can complain about!
Its good to see some old school humour back on the screen,
think slapstick sequences and, um, swivel chairs, for this is
a film that will make you smile even if it isnt the best
or most complex film youve seen recently. Sometimes it's
nice to just go and see a good ol spy comedy that doesnt
require too much thinking!
Rowan Atkinson is of course on top form and with a host of good
supporting actors you cant really go wrong with Johnny English
Good, clean fun 3/5
Tintin : The Secret of the Unicorn (PG
Roving reporter Tintin and loyal canine companion Snowy are on
the trail leading to an adventure that will uncover a generations
old secret, involving pirates, pick pockets and a pair of plump
policemen. But no unicorns.
Based on the 50s comics, Tintin has come to life
in this new motion capture, a 3D wonder from director Steven Spielberg
with a diverse British cast including Jamie Bell, Simon Pegg,
Nick Frost, Daniel Craig and motion capture master Andy Serkis
behind the characters.
Now Tintin isnt your average toon, its charming and
sophisticated and argueably just as suited for adults as kids.
The actual animation is detailed and on occasion so realistic
you would be forgiven for thinking it was real characters before
you rather than a computer generated ones.
Tintin does have a long running time but its magical story line
and marvellous transitions will have you captured from start to
Tintin-tastic! Oh dear 4/5
Read more of Molly's regular film reviews on Burnham-On-Sea.com